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Iowa BIG Students Partner With Willis Dady to Share Stories of an Unheard Population

By Sophia Lange, LMHS Senior

Tonight (Thursday, November 1st), Iowa BIG and Willis Dady will unveil the exhibit “Homelessness in a New Light: Stories of Resilience,” at 6:00 pm in Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Students from Iowa BIG interviewed more than 20 individuals in the Cedar Rapids community who are homeless or have experienced homelessness to collect their stories of resilience. The students want to share everything they have learned from this often ignored segment of the population and reduce the stigma of homelessness.

After a short presentation, guests will be invited to view the gallery and visit the volunteer fair for opportunities to get involved to help the community.

The event is free and open to the public.